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Reviving Queen Street, and enjoying the season

January 27, 2015

Walking along Queen Street East in the Beach, you can’t help but notice the empty storefronts. Perhaps your favourite local mom-and-pop shop has closed, maybe you see the ‘For Lease’ signs in windows, or you have observed a new restaurant arrive and then, just as quickly, disappear. There has been a visible change. Some of […]

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Looking back at 2014, and ahead to the new year

Winter has finally arrived and the cold temperatures are sure to slow things down in the neighbourhood. Like many business owners and operators, we live in the Beach and know that most of us just want to escape the cold chill of the lake and stay warm inside our homes. However, this is the time […]

Building a capacity to care for each other

The phone call came on my way home from Ottawa for Thanksgiving. “We’ve called an ambulance to take your mom to the hospital.” And (back) down the rabbit hole of senior health care we went. The ongoing experience comes on the eve of that most active time for giving, sharing, volunteering. It has been a […]

Give where you live this Christmas season

It is with mixed feelings that I am appealing to our community for help with our 33rd annual Share A Christmas Program. I am glad Community Centre 55 is here to help so many families in need, and yet saddened that so many families need our help again. Whether we realize it or not, we […]


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